Hello from Somerset england

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by adrian cobb, May 31, 2016.

  1. adrian cobb

    adrian cobb Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone My wife and I have the chicken bug! New to chooks but all going well so far. Thanks for all the advice we have found here.
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined us at BYC. I'm sure our greeter "Yorkshire Coop," will be around to give you some UK links.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Whilst I am not Yorkshire coop, i am from the same neck of the woods, so here's the UK thread links that DD mentioned.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/655508/uk-member-please-say-hi/890

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/2199/anyone-in-england/580




    All the best
    CT
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Merry Christmas! Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Adrian

    Glad you could join us here! CT beat me too it with the links :D Please do pop by if you get chance I'm sure we have some members from down your way on there. What breed/s have you started out with? I'm pleased to hear your new chicken adventure is going well. The learning centre is a great place to check out if you do encounter any problems. Of course everyone here to help as well so please do post any questions that you have.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  6. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Great links offered. Have fun!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. adrian cobb

    adrian cobb Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! Well long story but my wife saved a rooster from "dispatch". Now we have 3 ex bat rode islands to keep him company. They have a free range life now and a beautiful coop. That could house 30.
     
  9. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Merry Christmas! Staff Member

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    Nice of your wife to save the cockerel :D
    I'm afraid mine get dispatched if I can't rehome them. There are just so many looking for new homes out there and I find dispatching them is better than them ending up in unscrupulous hands.

    If you have a large enough coop I would certainly think about getting more hens for your boy. One cockerel can easily handle 10 hens. Getting more girls will make it easier on your 3 you have now. Having just three could result him in over breeding them which in some cases can cause them damage and injury.
     
  10. adrian cobb

    adrian cobb Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the advice. I had not considered that side of it. I think she is looking to re-home some more ex bats. The coop can house 30 birds so there is plenty of room.
     

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